Taste the Saints and Sinners trail at the Toronto Christmas Market

Nov 12, 2018
Sip, shop and celebrate the season in The Distillery District
The BruceGreySimcoe region has been experiencing a beverage renaissance in recent years. The region’s long and, at times, sordid history of alcohol production, consumption and prohibition has ultimately led to its unlikely success in the craft beverage market. Simply put, for a small destination, we produce an exceptional amount of award-winning beer, wine, cider and spirits.

20 of 26 beer, cider and spirits producers from BruceGreySimcoe will feature their products at the Toronto Christmas Market
Taste the trail at the Toronto Christmas Market

This history and these great craft beverages can be explored via the Saints and Sinners Trail. With 26 stops on the trail across all three counties, visitors can taste their way across the region. Need a ride? The Beer Bus can help with that, linking together breweries, wineries and cideries, without the hassle of driving.
This holiday season, our local producers are taking their show on the road—to The Distillery District in downtown Toronto. The Distillery District is a legendary festive destination with huge crowds passing through their annual Toronto Christmas Market. And this year, visitors to the market will be able to enjoy the tastes of the Saints and Sinners Trail in the heart of the city.
At the end of the rainbow is The Duntroon Cyder House

Mmm rhubarb-infused local cider

From November 15 to December 23rd, four different beer and cider producers from BruceGreySimcoe will be taking over the patio at Cluny Bistro each weekend. Visitors will be able to sip a cold pint of Collingwood Downhill Pale Ale or a tall chilled Duntroon Cyder House cider. Local producers will also be on hand to pass on the inspiration for these local brews, the history of our region and invite Torontonians to come on up to BruceGreySimcoe for the full experience.
Staff from The Distillery District tasting the wares at Creemore Springs Brewery

Which is just what the staff from The Distillery District did recently. A bus load of bartenders boarded The Beer Bus and toured the Thornbury Village Cider House and Brewery, The Collingwood Brewery, The Duntroon Cyder House and Creemore Springs Brewery. In a single afternoon, they got a feel for the landscape and the lifestyle that infuses every beverage created here. When you place your order at The Toronto Christmas Market, ask your server if they were on the tour. They’re sure to have a favourite Saints and Sinners brew or cider in mind for you.
 Picture yourself here!